Denise, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s newly named bat-eared fox. RUSSELL HARVEN/CONTRIBUTED

Awwwww! Meet one of the Boonshoft zoo’s newest furry friends

Introducing Denise, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s newly named bat-eared fox.

Denise joins the Discovery Zoo animals from San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She was born in April and came to Dayton in May.

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The naming was made possible by a donation from the Hale family at the Museum’s Bash Silent Auction in September. Denise joins the Discovery Zoo as a companion for 13-year-old male bat-eared fox, Wyatt. Nellie the fox died in January at age 16.

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Denise, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s newly named bat-eared fox. RUSSELL HARVEN/CONTRIBUTED

Boonshoft’s Discovery Zoo inclused over 100 animals and insects, ranging from river otters, to meerkats, to Patience the Sloth to birds and reptiles.

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